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Worst Five!

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On April 14, 2018
Short, fun piece at the National Interest about some of the world’s crappiest aircraft carriers: Building an aircraft carrier is difficult business. Many of the world’s great navies started by converting other ships into carriers, a practice that resulted in a few successes, and more than a few failures. Other navies worked their way up […]
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Trump, China, and IP

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On April 12, 2018
My latest two columns at the Diplomat have looked at the IP angle of the Glorious, Easy, Winnable Trade War Against My Friend Xi Jinping. First, on the IP issues more generally: The Trump administration has decided to apply aggressive tariffs on China, in large part in response to concerns about Chinese intellectual property theft. The tariffs […]

Thursday Links

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On April 12, 2018

Stuff for the reading, as we wait for the nice, new, smart missiles to begin landing in Syria… Hackery or Heresy? The choice facing America’s conservative intellectuals. History of the Unc

Red Lines

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On April 8, 2018

So, it looks entirely possible that the Assad regime may once again have used chemical weapons against rebel forces.  As you know, this is incredibly surprising given that the Trump administration de

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Post-Izumo

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On March 30, 2018

Over at the Diplomat I do some thinking about what Japan might decide to build after it decides to equip its latest carriers with F-35Bs: It now seems clear that Japan is actively considering the ac

Guccifer

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On March 22, 2018

This is nothing but the rankest McCarthyism.  Nevertheless, I support a full investigation. Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Dem

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